Clear Channel out – iHeartMedia in.

Media giant Clear Channel Communications is adopting a name that, according to the company, is “reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multiplatform media company with unparalleled reach and impact.” This will affect over 850 radio stations in over…

Walden goes medieval on FCC.

The opening remarks Greg Walden plans for tomorrow’s House Communications Subcommittee hearing on the FCC will not be pretty, according to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, to which Walden’s speech was leaked. “The FCC’s responses to our questions, report submitted by…

Conclave scholarships announced.

This year’s scholarships are available to students interested in any career in media, radio, television and/or the Internet. They include the Bill Gavin Memorial Scholarship, $16,200, from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Media Arts; the Dennis Becker Memorial Scholarship,…

Small business big on social media.

According to BIA/Kelsey’s “Local Commerce Monitor,” 74.5% of all small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) use social media in their advertising and promotion – for more than any other media category. Facebook rules SMB usage, with 55% of respondents say they…

NAB supports journalist protection.

The NAB will donate $10,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to honor the two American journalists who were murdered in Syria. NAB Joint Board Chairman Charles Warfield said, “James Foley and Stephen Sotloff showed incredible bravery in risking…

Tilting at windmills. Again.

The musicFIRST Coalition wants the FCC to step in to force NAB member stations to air advertising in support of the Performance Rights Act. According to musicFIRST, NAB radio station members have refused to sell the coalition advertising time to…